Lavishly-funded conservative activist group American For Prosperity-Colorado promoted the hell out of today’s No More, Uncle Sam! Reform the Tax Code! rally in Lincoln Park across from the Colorado State Capitol:
“Bring your friends and Rally with AFP-Colorado to REFORM the TAX CODE Now! FREE BBQ LUNCH!” Blared the ads on social media for this rally well in advance, giving AFP’s allegedly huge cadre of supporters plenty of time to make a plan to show. But despite all that preparation and the promise of a literal “free lunch,” initial reports from the scene in Lincoln Park would appear to indicate…well, plenty of leftovers:
If you know anybody from Occupy Denver, send them to Lincoln Park for some quick eats before it’s over! Failing that we hope the surplus gets donated to hungry folks close by. Napoleon said it best, “an army marches on its stomach.” But sometimes, as AFP Colorado learned today, not even a free hot meal can fire up the troops–not with Republican morale facing the daily acid test of President Donald Trump.
But free food certainly means they tried. And you can’t blame an astroturf front group for trying.